Perseverance is the key in Arab-Israeli talks

In an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, UCLA's Steven Spiegel encourages U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to stay the course in negotiations with Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Now Accepting Submissions: 2014 Doha Prize for Innovation

Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2014. All MENA-based business plans are welcome to apply for grants of $20,000.
Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Center for Middle East Development sponsors conference on Palestinian economy

The CMED conference discussed economic developments and investments in the Palestinian territories.
Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Open letter to UCLA activists

"When serious dialogue and interchange is replaced by chaotic screaming, no problems can be solved and no useful discussion can occur," says Steve Spiegel, director, Center for Middle East Development.
Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

In the Media

What Netanyahu's meddling in US Elections Means for Obama, Romney and Diplomacy

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the United Nations General Assembly today, where he is expected to reiterate his demands that President Obama set 'red lines' for Iran. It appears Netanyahu is meddling in US presidential elections, fueling rifts with Obama to favor Mitt Romney.
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012

Unrest Continues in Syria

Asli Bali, UCLA acting professor of law and a member of the Center for Middle Eastern Development's Faculty Advisory Committee, was interviewed June 26 on KCRW-89.9 FM's “To the Point” about the ongoing violence in Syria and Syria's recent downing of a Turkish jet.
Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Syria Best Served by Negotiations

An oped piece co-authored by Asli Bali, a member of the faculty advisory committee for the UCLA Center for Middle East Development and an acting professor at the School of Law, and published in the New York Times about the recent U.S.–led proposal to provide $100 million in support for rebel fighters in Syria and the potential for international intervention in that country.
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012

Troops Leave Iraq; Kim Jong Il Dies

Russell Burgos, a UCLA lecturer in global studies, was interviewed Dec. 18 on KTLA-Channel 5 about the U.S. military pulling out of Iraq and quoted in a CNN/KTLA web article about the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il.
Posted: Monday, December 19, 2011

Steven Spiegel

Spiegel, professor of political science and director of UCLA’s Center for Middle East Development, was quoted Tuesday in an International Business Times article about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on May 24.
Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011

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